December 31, 1938
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Preston North End 4-1 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. P. Snape (Manchester).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dirk Kemp, Bernard Ramsden, Jim Harley, Matt Busby, Tom Bush, James McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Bill Kinghorn.
Preston North End (2-3-5): Harry Holdcroft, Frank Gallimore, Andy Beattie, Bill Shankly, Alex Millar, Jackie Cox, Jimmy Dougal, George Mutch, Terry McGibbons, Robert Beattie, Jimmy McIntosh.
The goals: 1-0 Taylor (33 min.), 2-0 Fagan (penalty, 34 min.), 2-1 Mutch, 3-1 Balmer (85 min.), 4-1 Taylor (88 min.).
Match report (and image) from the Liverpool Daily Post, Monday, January 2 – 1939.
Image from the Evening Express, Monday, January 2 – 1939.
Kemp, the Liverpool goalkeeper, goes down to a shot by Mutch (Preston North End) in the match at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-1.
Sketch from the Evening Express, Monday, January 2 – 1939.